Lithuania marks Independence Day

  • 2016-02-16
  • BNS/TBT-STAFF/Vilnius
February 16 will see Lithuania mark state restoration day, with commemorative events, concerts, and bonfire celebrations.  On February 16, 1918, the Council of Lithuania declared Lithuania an independent country, with Vilnius as its capital.  In the morning, President Dalia Grybauskaite presented state awards to several dozen Lithuanians and non-Lithuanians. In the afternoon, Lithuanian National Culture and Art Awards will be awarded. At midday, a raising of the flags of all three Baltic states was held in Daukantas Square o...
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